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Old 11-17-2012
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Re: Shrink Wrap

I'm a DIY user of shrink-wrap and have overheated it against my Petit Easypoxy painted hull. The plastic melted tight in a smear on the hull, but then peeled off in the spring. After several seasons of the same mistake in the same place, the plastic is getting harder to peel off, but it hasn't left a permanent mark. It's easy to overheat the stuff. In one harbor, there was a nearby coal burning factory and the nearly invisible soot would settle on the SW and then burn thru when I applied the flame to shrink the stuff. I leave the ends open, using the mast as a ridge pole.
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